The Adventures of Grandma & Grandpa

One big world, 2 bikes, 6 grandchildren many postcards…

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Counting Down to India

Well, the Indian visas are in our hands. We cannot fault the visa centre in Hayes, two working days to process and collected on the third. They also gave us multiple entry visas which I guess is normal now for a £90 fee. I’ll be packing up the bikes in boxes over the weekend. Jenny… Read More

India – Ready…Steady…

We are now looking forward to our next cycling adventure – India. Yesterday, I visited the India Visa Centre in Hayes, Middlesex to deposit our forms, photos and payment. The process was all very efficient and the staff very friendly, not surprising for a £94 fee each – ouch! Later in the day, we received acknowledgement emails, so… Read More

Nothing Can Go Wrong…Go Wrong…

We arrived in Beeley, near Matlock on the Chatsworth estate around 5:30pm, cold, wet and bedraggled. It was getting dark. At least we had a spacious 3 bedroom cottage reserved for the week where we could get warm and dry and settle down and relax, or so we thought! Using the information given to us… Read More

A Tale of Three Counties

“Have a safe journey Me Duck”, the receptionist said bidding us farewell from the Travelodge in Market Harborough. Me Duck, a typical down to earth endearment in this part of the Midlands. The weather for this time of year is glorious, hot and sunny. We left MH by NCN Route 6 setting off from the… Read More

Grand Union Canal

Setting off from our base in Brentford, it was natural that we should begin our trip north from the start of the Grand Union Canal at Brentford Locks next to the river Thames. The towpath is fine for cycling except for a stepped bridge crossing near the start. Passing the Paddington Arm junction at Bull’s… Read More